Penn State Harrisburg

Youth Swimming Lessons

 

Please Note: Be sure to enter the participant's information during the registration process, not your own. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Outreach Non-Credit Registration Office by phone at (814) 867-4973 or by email.

Waiting List: If classes are marked as "Full," please call Amy Hickoff at 948-6740 or e-mail at aih2@psu.edu to be added to the waiting list.


Summer 2016 Session I - Registration opens May 4, 2016 8:00am
  Course # Dates Times Registration Link
Level 4-6 KINES 5054 Mon.-Thurs., 6/13-6/23 9:00-9:45 am Register
Level 1-3 KINES 5053 Mon.-Thurs., 6/13-6/23 9:00-9:45 am Register
    Mon.-Thurs., 6/13-6/23 10:00-10:45 am Register
Preschool  KINES 5052 Mon.-Thurs., 6/13-6/23 11:00-11:45 am Register
Parent/Child KINES 5051 Tues. and Thurs., 6/14-6/30 6:30-7:00 pm Register

Summer 2016 Session II - Registration opens May 18, 2016 8:00am
  Course # Dates Times Registration Link
Level 4-6 KINES 5054 Mon.-Thurs., 6/27-7/8 9:00-9:45 am Register
Level 1-3 KINES 5053 Mon.-Thurs., 6/27-7/8 9:00-9:45 am Register
    Mon.-Thurs., 6/27-7/8 10:00-10:45 am Register
Preschool  KINES 5052 Mon.-Thurs., 6/27-7/8 11:00-11:45 am Register

Summer 2016 Session III - Registration opens June 1, 2016 8:00am
  Course # Dates Times Registration Link
Level 4-6 KINES 5054 Mon.-Thurs., 7/11-7/21 9:00-9:45 am Register
Level 1-3 KINES 5053 Mon.-Thurs., 7/11-7/21 9:00-9:45 am Register
    Mon.-Thurs., 7/11-7/21 10:00-10:45 am Register
Preschool  KINES 5052 Mon.-Thurs., 7/11-7/21 11:00-11:45 am Register
Parent/Child KINES 5051 Tues. and Thurs., 7/12-7/28 6:30-7:00 pm Register

Summer 2016 Session IV - Registration opens June 15, 2016 8:00am
  Course # Dates Times Registration Link
Level 4-6 KINES 5054 Mon.-Thurs., 7/25-8/4 9:00-9:45 am Register
Level 1-3 KINES 5053 Mon.-Thurs., 7/25-8/4 9:00-9:45 am Register
    Mon.-Thurs., 7/25-8/4 10:00-10:45 am Register
Preschool  KINES 5052 Mon.-Thurs., 7/25-8/4 11:00-11:45 am Register

Preschool Classes

All students are evaluated the fi rst day of class and placed into learning groups based on their ability.

Swim Levels

  • Level 1
    For children with no previous experience in the water. Water safety, water adjustment and basic skills are emphasized.
  • Level 2
    Children must have passed level 1, or wearing a fl oatation cube, jump into deep water and swim 25 yards—half-length beginner crawl (face in water is optional) and half-length beginner back. Also, jump into shallow water without a cube, swim 15 yards demonstrating beginner crawl and beginner back.
  • Level 3
    Children must have passed level 2, or wearing a cube, jump into deep water without assistance, swim 25 yards beginner crawl, blowing bubbles occasionally. Also, wearing a cube, jump into deep water, swim 25 yards beginner back or back crawl. Also, without a cube, jump into deep water, swim half-length beginner crawl, blowing bubbles occasionally, roll to back and fi nish the length using beginner back or back crawl.
  • Level 4
    Children must have passed level 3 or demonstrate 25 yards each of front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke. Also, demonstrate a propulsive breaststroke kick and butterfl y kick for 25 yards.
  • Level 5
    Children must have passed level 4 or swim continuously for 300 yards demonstrating front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke. Demonstrate 25 yards of butterfl y and the ability to tread and fl oat for two minutes. Demonstrate a surface dive and retrieve a ring from the deep end.
  • Level 6
    Children must have passed level 5 or demonstrate 50 yards of each stroke with proper technique—front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfl y. Also, swim 500 yards continuously demonstrating 100 yards of front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke. Demonstrate survival fl oat on the front and back for fi ve minutes each. Also, perform a foot fi rst surface dive, retrieve a weighted object from bottom and return to the surface and starting point.

Class Description

Parent/Child Swimming -$54 (6 lessons)

6 months - 3 years with parent

Session I  

Tuesday and Thursday
June 14-June 30 6:30-7:00 p.m. (Swim diapers are required)
Registration: May 4-18, 2016

Session II

Tuesday and Thursday
July 12-28 6:30-7:00 p.m. (Swim diapers are required)
Registration: June 1-15, 2016

Preschool Swimming - $72 (8 lessons)

4-5 years without parent
11:00-11:45 a.m.

Learn to Swim - $72 (8 lessons)

Children 6-13 years of age

  • Level 1, 2, 3 - 10:00-10:45 a.m.
  • Level 1, 2, 3 - 9:00-9:45 a.m
  • Level 4, 5, 6 - 9:00-9:45 a.m.

Skills are assesed on the fi rst day of each session and students will be grouped by skill level.

Session Dates

Sessions Registration
Session I  
June 13-23, 2016 May 4-18, 2016
Session II  
June 27-July 8, 2016
(no class July 4)
May 18-31, 2016
Session III  
July 11-21, 2016 June 1-15, 2016
Session IV  
July 25-August 4, 2016 June 15-30, 2016
Classes meet Mon-Thurs for two weeks.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. on the first day of registration listed above. Classes fill quickly.

Important Information

  1. Sessions consist of eight lessons.
  2. Low student/instructor ratios will be maintained, thus enrollment is limited.
  3. Registrations will only be accepted with FULL PAYMENT in advance (cash or check).
  4. To register, complete and detach the registration form, and return it with full payment to the Aquatics Center.
  5. If you wish to confi rm your registration, please call the Aquatics Center.
  6. Classes will only be rescheduled due to inclement weather or facility schedule changes.
  7. See parent letter for more details.